Still working on Working the Bench II almost daily now. I also have another writing project in the works helping out a friend get her book to the public. I'm really excited about that. I've also been busy creating things again. It gets like this when I write about perfumery and perfume-related things. I get inspired to create, and then that folds itself back into the writing. I'm in a good place right now and I'm going to take advantage before things change, as they inevitably do.
So I leave you with these words of wisdom:
"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time,
was trying to get a report written on birds that he'd had three months
to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in
Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by
binder paper and pencils and unopened books about birds, immobilized by
the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him put
his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, "Bird by bird, buddy.
Just take it bird by bird.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life